Tuesday, January 30, 2007

ol' man winter

35 comments:

skanes said...

no kiddin'...where i live it's -28 C plus windchill (that's -18.5 F for the US residents out there)...makes for a very appropriate painting.

i especially like the ol' fashioned frosty feel around the edges. very nice...

S.T. Lewis said...

I love the little swirl on his chin and all that extra neck skin. Speaking of skin... the skin tones are amazing, man. Look at all those colors in there. You painting people blow me away. Really nice character, Ryan.

Joe said...

Those teeth are so creepy. I bet he eats little kids.

Augusto said...

Yeah where I am right now ( saskatchewan ) it's flippin cold. I feel like ol'man winter. Great work Ryan, I like how you did his forhead especially!

sarah said...

Really really nice. I love how there are other slight shades of colour beneath the blue. He's got an awesome shape to his neck bits as well :)

Roc said...

great piece! I really dig how you apply color. fantastic-ness

virginia critchfield said...

i'm really liking this one ryan. it has good personality and i dig the paint.

J. Nowland said...

Hey Ryan.... This one is fantastic.... the hair is killer... and again... amazing colours... PEACE!
J

Scott Altmann said...

I've been freezing my ass off for 2 weeks now, so I want to punch this guy in the face. Lovely picture though :)
I especially like the little curl in his chinny chin.

Mark Behm said...

Great pic. Is there about 10% Kris Kristofferson in there? Sweet color and texture.

Jose Darias said...

Oh my go , Ryan , it´s beautiful man ! , i like the colour so cool , perhaps , i would paint it , with a white beard more big

great work dude!

Anders said...

excellent Ryan, hope we'll see the 3 other seasons men (or ladies...)
winter's cool! ^^

Mike Boldt said...

Like some of my other fellow Canadians, I really feel this one. Everything about him says cold and home. Fantastic!

I enjoy coming to this site every day more and more. The inspiration I get out of what you do is beyond words. Keep it going. I agree with anders, and would love to see the other seasons too!

Mike

marcobucci said...

yeah, real nice one
The icy vignette is a great touch. Nice palette of blues too!

David Colman said...

you got some really great work here man...... fantastic characters and your color skills puts them all on another level....keep it up

David Colman said...

you got some really great work here man...... fantastic characters and your color skills puts them all on another level....keep it up

David Colman said...

you got some really great work here man...... fantastic characters and your color skills puts them all on another level....keep it up

GhettoFab said...

The thermostat dropped at least 20 degrees when I looked at this.. Lovely post sir!

Dominic Bugatto said...

I've seen that guy walking 'round my hood .........

Nice one!

Bez-oy-in said...

I love the color work here! The cracks around the mouth add a great feel to this pic. Nice.

jim bradshaw said...

Creepy cooool art Ryan.

Bobby Chiu said...

beautiful sketch Ryan! I love the bit of facial hair with the swirl in the chin and the forehead looks so nice and icy!

Onymations said...

Sweet looking character, his frazzled hair is great! I feel cold looking at him.

JeN said...

Great colors Ryan! I agree, you should do the rest of the seasons. Really great piece.

Adam Ford said...

Awesome as always! You need to print some of these portraits out and Frame them.

Todd Oman said...

I think I saw that guy in Canada once. Very cool character, pun definitely intended.

Jo Bling said...

Lovely work as ever, Ryan, you clever clever sausage you ;-) Tip top...

C

Tim Bye said...

A little scary - but great! The swirl in the chin is a nice touch! I like how it looks like you're looking through a giant ice cube!

Kyle Marshall said...

Wow, this is nuts. Great design, and fabulous color

Jose Darias said...

by the way Ryan , what model of digital tablet do you use? and how many Ram have you?

Shawn said...

Nice image.

Ryan Wood said...

Thanks for the comments on the ol' fart. Guess I can't complain when I hear the temps up in the Great White North, eh?

woodjo said...

You forgot to add that you are half Canadian!!!!!!!!!

Andrew Glazebrook said...

This ones a winner aswell !!

Valery said...

Girls! Use good winter skin care products, or you'll look like this "winter man":))))